Posted on March 23, 2023

Biden’s Planned ICE Deportations of Criminal Immigrants Down 85% Compared to Obama

Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner, March 15, 2023

The Biden administration is internally planning to deport an unprecedentedly low number of illegal immigrants with criminal convictions beyond illegal entry, down about 85% compared to the peak of the Obama administration, according to a government document justifying the White House budget proposal for the upcoming year.

Homeland Security documents that offer a detailed breakdown of the department’s budget request for more than $60 billion in fiscal 2023 show that Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement Removal Operations Arm envisioned deporting 29,393 criminal immigrants this year, as well as in fiscal 2024 {snip}


President Joe Biden’s anticipated removals are drastically lower compared to the more than 199,000 criminals that ICE removed in 2012, the highest year on record under former President Barack Obama. {snip}


In President Joe Biden’s first full year in office, ICE planned to remove 91,000 criminal immigrants but only deported 38,000 in 2022.